Over the last few years, Miami-Dade County has been hit with a plethora of complaints, and even convictions, for the mishandling of absentee ballots, and I suspect that there have been many instances of fraud that have gone unreported. It is time to be pre-emptive:
• Make all existing absentee-ballot requests, as well as those already approved.
• Require new applications be filed by all who wish to have them and enforce the laws and regulations that have been put in place since this has started.
Doing this would at least cancel some of the harm that was done and allow us to start with a clean slate.
Paul Ruthfield, Bay Harbor Islands